In most companies, Finance often does not drive digitalization and automation efforts, typically being pre-occupied with preparing the necessary basis for digitalization. Usually, Finance transformation journeys are led by technology updates.
"Soon robots will take over major tasks in the Finance department, while humans will focus on steering these robots and taking strategic decisions." Sentences like these are painting the future in broad strokes, but the reality often looks less dramatic, as Swiss Finance departments digitalize only in incremental steps. This is why companies who still have not ventured into digitalizing their processes can still begin doing so today, so as to be prepared for the unavoidable journey towards a digitalized and automated future.